Albany's Greenway Trail expansions set - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany's Greenway Trail expansions set

February 8, 2006

Albany -- Planners are hoping to get a $100,000 federal grant to pay for a park along the trail. The second phase of the Greenway Trail will expand it north to Philema Road and south to Albany State. Albany Tomorrow hopes to build a trail-head park on property now owned by Oxford Construction.

"There will be some soft surface trails. There will be two wildlife observation decks in wooded areas: one overlooking the river, the other overlooking some ponds. It will be a nice amenity - a little different than anything else we've had so far," said ATI President Tommy Chatmon.

In 1999, DNR gave the county a $100,000 to do the project but when it was delayed, the grant expired. Now, ATI is asking the DNR to give back the money. It will take at least a year to finish the trail expansion.

A new gateway to welcome travelers to Albany is going up now. Crews are installing the massive pillars at Oglethorpe and Front Avenue downtown. That part of the road will be closed for a couple hours next Tuesday night so a huge arch can be constructed.

The city is using sales tax money to pay for the $650,000 gateway project. Planners choose the Oglethorpe corridor because more than 30,000 cars drive through that intersection daily.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=GreenwayTrail

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton drug dealer sentenced after heroin death

    Tifton drug dealer sentenced after heroin death

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-02-23 20:46:39 GMT
    Albany Federal Courthouse (Source: WALB)Albany Federal Courthouse (Source: WALB)

    A Tifton man is going to federal prison for 12 years after a woman was found dead in his room, in 2015.  Bobby Earl Grantham, Jr., 49, of Tifton, had already pled guilty.

    More >>

    A Tifton man is going to federal prison for 12 years after a woman was found dead in his room, in 2015.  Bobby Earl Grantham, Jr., 49, of Tifton, had already pled guilty.

    More >>
  • STAR students, teachers saluted

    STAR students, teachers saluted

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:44 PM EST2018-02-23 19:44:00 GMT
    STAR students and teachers (Source: Albany-Dougherty Chamber)STAR students and teachers (Source: Albany-Dougherty Chamber)

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 60th annual Dougherty County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) luncheon, during which high-achieving high school seniors and their teachers were honored and during which the overall county STAR student was announced. 

    More >>

    The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 60th annual Dougherty County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) luncheon, during which high-achieving high school seniors and their teachers were honored and during which the overall county STAR student was announced. 

    More >>
  • VIDEO: South GA boy gushes about school breakfast

    VIDEO: South GA boy gushes about school breakfast

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:18 PM EST2018-02-23 19:18:25 GMT
    Brody lives in Omega. And he loves breakfast. (Source: Facebook)Brody lives in Omega. And he loves breakfast. (Source: Facebook)
    Brody lives in Omega. And he loves breakfast. (Source: Facebook)Brody lives in Omega. And he loves breakfast. (Source: Facebook)

    Brody just started eating breakfast at school. And y'all, it's so good!

    More >>

    Brody just started eating breakfast at school. And y'all, it's so good!

    More >>
Powered by Frankly